Police tasked with exercising zero tolerance for any manifestation of incitement to war or national hatred - Golubeva

Published date12 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 12 (LETA) - Police, including special units, have been tasked with pursuing a zero-tolerance policy against any incitement to war, aggression or incitement to national hatred, and the first test will take place on Friday where calls by pro-Russian groups for an unauthorized gathering in Riga have been made on Twitter, Interior Minister Marija Golubeva (For Development) wrote on her Twitter account today.

She points out that the planning of risky situations must be guided not only by the operational considerations of the police, but also by the wider social and geopolitical context.

The Minister considers that the skills and co-operation of police officers in the application of the law need to be improved immediately in order for a municipal police officer to be able to correctly explain an...

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